Native American Literature Assignment Questions

Topics: United States, Americas, Native Americans in the United States Pages: 2 (311 words) Published: July 1, 2013
* Native American Selections + Some History 

Readings from the section "Indigenous Literary Traditions".....Oh, make sure you read any footnotes accompanying readings. *
* "Native American Culture and Traditions" (2-5)
* " Creation/Emergence Accounts" (21-23)
* Read any one narrative--pages 24-72--and then read both "Creation of the Whites" and "The Arrival of the Whites" (73-79). * 



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* New Spain: Early Spanish Colonizers of The Americas 

Readings... *
* Introduction (131-top137)
*  Suggestion: Read the text within the boxes on 132 and 133 first, then the box on 135--which is the rationale for the encomienda   system described in bottom of left column, page 131.
 * Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (157-158) 

* This biographical information is written by a professor from App state. Pretty cool.
from "Relation of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca" (159-170) * Consider the observation that this "begins as a narrative of conquest but quickly transforms into...one of the first expressions of the 'American' experience...."  De Vaca is changed "into something new that reflects the newness of the world he has stumbled upon." (134, 137).  Please read the last paragraph on 134 so you see how I used the original language.



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* New France 

Read the introductory 2 pages. (232-233) *
* Next read the section presenting Samuel de Champlain. (237-242) * *
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* Chesapeake (Virginia) 

Read the introduction to the section (253-255) and the information on Richard Frethorne (288). *
* Read the Frethorne letter. (288-291)
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* New Netherland 

Read the introduction to the section, the information on Van der Donck, and the sections from his work. (307-313) * *
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* Compare the intentions of these groups. Also,...
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